Kimberly Stout is a native of Twin Falls. Her father passed away when she was only nine years old, but having a mother who worked at the College of Southern Idaho was her sure ticket to education.
Kimberly remembers growing up on the CSI campus where she frequently visited her momís office, and became familiar with faculty, staff, and the educational environment. At the age of 18, she moved out of the house and moved into her own apartment across campus. It was her first taste of freedom. Living on her own required more self-discipline. It was not always easy, she admits. Nevertheless, with the help of her instructors, Kimberly completed her A.A. degree in Elementary Education.
After graduating from CSI, Kimberly moved to Pocatello and attended Idaho State University where she enrolled in the Education Program and was nominated President of the Idaho Education Association Student Program on campus. She finished her degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in 1999. After graduation, Kimberly was hired immediately at Challenger Christian Academy in Post Falls, Idaho, where she taught 2nd grade from 1999 to 2003 and kindergarten from 2003 to present. During this time, Kimberly continued her education at Capella University to receive her masterís degree in Elementary and Secondary Educational Administration. She is currently the principal of Challenger Christian Academy and loves balancing the roles of principal and teacher. Without her beginning at the College of Southern Idaho, none of this could have been possible, and she is forever grateful to the dedicated staff who guided her along her career path.
Stories were submitted and/or verified for accuracy by the CSI students featured in them. Some of the stories have been edited for content/brevity by CSI staff. The currency of the information presented depends on when the story was submitted or last updated (we have been continually accepting nominations since spring 2007).